Thursday, April 25, 2013

I Wish I Didn't Like Food So Much

Life would be easier if I was a really picky eater right? Liking food just makes it all so difficult. I have so many food problems and addictions it's ridiculous.

You may remember that I wrote about hormone imbalance recently and that the progesterone cream I started using really helped lessen my sugar cravings. That's still true. However, it didn't take away my love of all things sweet.

I was doing so well... exercising, eating well... lost three pounds in three weeks. I was on a roll. I started using the progesterone cream and I thought "This is it! I have all my answers!" I just forgot that the cream wouldn't take away the fact that I am an emotional eater. So there I was... doing so well... and then life happened. I was hurt. I was angry. I was going to eat whatever I wanted and I was going to eat a lot of it! I went on vacation. I was going to eat ice cream on the beach every night if I wanted to.  Because... you know... food is my FRIEND! Food makes me feel better. Food looooves me.

How foolish.

I also got a cold around the same time and you know how that can knock you right out of exercising.

So here I am... with those three pounds I lost added back on. I'm sitting here with a full, gross, bloated stomach.

I am an emotional eater.

Ugh! How do I beat this beast!?!?!

One day at a time.
One meal at a time.

It's time to get back on track.
I feel better when I eat well.
I like life more when I am eating well.

And... I have some new information to test out.

I've never looked into this whole gluten free thing but someone posted a link on Facebook this morning about 10 Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance. Ummm... I think I have seven of the ten symptoms. (Several of them being very similar to symptoms of hormone imbalance.) Soooo... I guess I should put gluten free on my list of things to try. Of course as I read down the list of foods that contain gluten I just want to cry. It's everything I eat and love. It would be a HUGE change for me to go gluten free. It would mean learning new ways to cook and no longer making most of my favorite meals. It's not something I would enjoy.


It's probably something I should try.

I'm not ready yet though.
Maybe next week.
Until then I'll keep reading more info about it and looking for recipes.
It's going to have to be a gradual transition for me if I'm going to do it.

Do you eat gluten free?
Any tips?
Favorite recipes and snacks?

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